Wandering in new fields: systems ecology for farmers and physicians
Dr Hamish Robertson, Director: Natural History Collections
Pest control in agricultural systems has changed from outright killing with pesticides to developing a more integrated ecological approach that encourages control of the pests by natural enemies. Similarly, the human body and its associated microbiome is also a system that requires an ecological approach for sustaining it. The growing resistance of pathogens to antibiotics is closing down options for this type of intervention. It is argued that physicians have something to learn from farmers in taking a more ecological approach to human health
Date: Tuesday 27 May 2014
Time: 19:00 – 20:00
Venue: T H Barry Lecture Theatre, Iziko South African Museum, 25 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town.
Cost: Members free-of-charge when showing a valid 2014 membership card.
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